Sanami Kawada

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The ability of high-dose intravenous gammaglobulin (IVGG) to prevent the coronary artery lesion of Kawasaki disease has been studied in a multicentre controlled trial of IVGG plus aspirin versus aspirin alone, aspirin being the conventional treatment for Kawasaki disease. Patients were allocated at random to aspirin (45 cases) or IVGG (40 cases), there(More)
Limbic encephalitis is a rare central nervous system (CNS) manifestation of relapsing polychondritis (RP). Vasculitis is assumed to be the cause of CNS involvement in RP. Several studies, however, have described CNS involvement in RP with no evidence of vasculitis but with a more nonspecific inflammatory picture. We report a patient with limbic encephalitis(More)
BACKGROUND Triptans are effective for immediate relief of episodic cluster headache (CH) but do not reduce the frequency of attacks. Intravenous bolus injection of corticosteroids like methylprednisolone (MP) has been reported to decrease the frequency of CH attacks. We validated the prophylactic efficacy of MP pulse therapy by monitoring CH recurrence over(More)
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